The 27 year-old Czech is consistently a top-performing player and has won more titles than any other player in 2019. However, she struggles when it comes to beating her top 10 peers. That trend continued with an opening defeat in Shenzhen, when she went down in straight sets to defending champion Elina Svitolina, 6-7 4-6.
Andreescu came agonisingly close to making a winning start on her WTA Finals debut, having held match point to claim a straight sets win over Simona Halep. However, she was unable to close out the match and eventually went down to a 6-3 6-7 3-6 defeat against the Romanian.
Another concern for the Canadian teenager is that she required lengthy treatment on a back problem during the defeat. The 19 year-old said it affected her power in the final set.
US Open champion Andreescu defeated Pliskova in Toronto earlier this year in their only previous meeting. That was in the Rogers Cup, with Andreescu winning 6-0 2-6 6-4.
Karolina Pliskova vs Bianca Andreescu Betting Lines & Prediction
The injury concern for Bianca Andreescu has to be taken into account when making tennis betting predictions for this match. It’s also been a long season for the teenager and after the US Open victory she has, understandably, seen her excellent form from earlier in the year dip a little.
A month or two back Andreescu would have been the pick here, but the doubts over her fitness have to make Pliskova the betting tip on this occasion.